Initial Review Date (IRD) The Initial Review Date for this job is: 06/18/2020
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Dept Marketing Statement The University of California Natural Reserve System (NRS) is a unique assemblage of 39 protected wild land sites throughout California. The reserves encompass nearly all of the state's major ecosystems, preserved in as undisturbed a condition as possible to support University-level research and teaching programs. The NRS is a Trustee Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, and UC manages the NRS resources in the Public Trust.
The four NRS sites that form the UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) unit are spread along 60 miles of the central coast: Ano Nuevo Island Reserve (25 acres), Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve (4,200 acres), Fort Ord Natural Reserve (606 acres), Younger Lagoon Reserve (47 acres). The UCSC NRS also administers the UCSC Campus Natural Reserve (400 acres). Each reserve has unique research and teaching opportunities, physical conditions and constraints, regional and local political considerations, and funding and administration issues.
Under the direction of a UCSC Administrative Director, the incumbent will conduct propagation, invasive species removal, restoration efforts, and general land management activities at the UCSC Natural Reserves. May also assist in maintaining trails, roads, and facilities. The Resource Attendant will be expected to work independently as well as with the Reserve Director, Reserve Stewards and Field Managers, and students. This seasonal position will last approximately 6 months and could be at anytime of the year (depending upon the reserve where work is needed); however, a typical season would be spring through early fall. Specific Reserve location (i.e. Younger Lagoon, Big Creek, Ano Nuevo, Fort Ord, or Campus Reserve) will be assigned by the Administrative Director. UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms, and to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened, and productive environment.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Starting Salary Range: $19.31/hourly - $20.10/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Benefits: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 50%
Average Hours Per Week: 20
Days of the Week: TBD
Shift includes: Day, Weekend
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Union Representation: Yes
Work location: Off-campus. Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve
Job Duties 90% - Field Work
As directed, conduct general grounds, trail, road and campground maintenance as well as surveillance for, removal of invasive weeds, propagation, and restoration activities. Requires the use and maintenance of hand tools (i.e. shovel, Pulaski, McCloud, hand saw, loppers, etc.), power tools (i.e. weed whacker, hedge trimmer, etc.) and herbicide application equipment. Will be required to drive a vehicle throughout the reserve and to run errands in town.
Under the direction of the reserve Direction, Stewards, and Field Managers, help to coordinate fieldwork by volunteer and student workers. Must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training as needed, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries. Training for the proper handling and application of herbicide will be provided
10% - Data Entry, Filing, and Office-related Tasks
Maintain work records and logs, file and enter documents and information (electronically into spreadsheets as well as hard copies), return/make phone calls and emails, etc.
Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in written form.
Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative and good judgment.
Ability to read and understand topographic maps.
Related experience in the operation of hand and power tools such as Pulaskis, McClouds, weed trimmers, and hedge cutters.
Ability to perform basic grounds maintenance such as digging, raking, weeding, and planting.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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